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January-30-2014

By Beth Christian Broschart, Staff Writer
The Inter-Mountain

PARSONS - The Tucker County Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Eddie Campbell have several major goals for 2014, including trying to pass a successful excess levy, officials said this week.

Meetings have been held across the county to gather parent, student, teacher and resident input for the push to pass a levy, Campbell said.

"We hope to build an increase in college and career...

January-30-2014

By Lauren Talotta
WBOY-TV

A little more than a week after the Harrison County Board of Education voted 4-1 not to extend Superintendent Susan Collins' contract, members voted on Wednesday to issue a contract to her replacement: Mark Manchin.

The board voted three-to-one after meeting in executive session to offer Manchin the job and offered him a three-year contract that will take effect July 1, 2014.

"Change is always difficult," Manchin said. "All I ask is give...

January-29-2014

By Mackenzie Mays
The Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Former West Virginia Governor Bob Wise and state education officials met Tuesday to discuss the future of the Promise scholarship, which has gradually been hit with budget cuts since it was introduced more than a decade ago.

The Promise -- a state-funded merit-based scholarship which helps pay four-year tuition for students attending West Virginia colleges -- once meant a free ride for recipients. Now, the...

January-29-2014

By Jessica Farrish
(Beckley) Register-Herald Reporter

Hours before canceling school in Raleigh County for today, Raleigh Superintendent of Schools Jim Brown and school board members discussed the calendar at the regular board of education meeting Tuesday.

Brown sent out a notice to parents Tuesday, notifying them that six days originally planned as out-of-school environment days and two continuing education days will now be school days.

Students were not required...

January-29-2014

By Sarah Harmon, Staff Writer
The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register

The Marshall County Board of Education may choose to support a statewide pay raise for teachers after hearing a presentation from Owens Brown, the Northern Panhandle representative for the West Virginia Education Association, at Tuesday's meeting.

According to Brown, West Virginia teachers' salaries trail the national average by nearly $10,000. He said the teachers' pay in the state ranks 48th in the...

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